The Case for Removal of Term Limits
UCO Officer positions are not OJT slots:
- Term limits remove from office people who have extensive experience in making government function. As a result, legislative bodies and executive branch departments may become less efficient as newcomers OJT and become familiar with duties and processes. The newcomers also are faced with the task of getting acquainted with the many key contacts, such as local Officials, and vendors who enable UCO Operations to function efficiently.
Loss of Knowledge
- Another problem with term limits is that UCO routinely loses the substantive knowledge of veteran Executives. Many veteran officeholders are experts in certain subject areas. The new officeholders may bring good ideas and good intentions, but it may take a long time for the officeholders to acquire a deep understanding of various policy issues.